Clear Skies, TonyScopes: Celestron 150mm SCT, ES 102mm refractor, 114mm Newt, Circle T 80mm refractor, Cel./Vix. 60mm refractor "the Brute" EP's: Various and sundry along with barlows WO and ES Dielectric Diagonals Filters: DGM Optics NPB, Orion SkyGlow Filter, color and longpass AstroZap Dew Shield, Vibration Pads etc... AstroPlanner V2.1, SkySafari 4 Plus, Vortex 8X42, 60's 7X35 Binocs Astronomy in the Orange Zone! ...73 de KM5JH...
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Quote:Did a search and didn't see much mentioned on the NexStar forum. I know there is a specific forum on astronomical software and I've been looking around there. I have Stellarium loaded on my desktop and use it often just to have a look at what is up! I've also been looking at Sky Tools 3 Standard Edition. Sky Tools 3 has a lot of features that I would or could probably use. Are any of you using either of these or perhaps something different? I'd be interested in hearing about it before I may make a purchase. Happy New Year and hope you don't have clouds like me ..... Tony
Skip Celestron NexStar 6SE Orion SkyQuest XT10i Intelliscope Lots of cheap (inexpensive) glass and a bunch of other astro-stuff. Fort Worth Astronomical Society Austin Astronomical Society
Quote: I use Stellarium but it doesn't do what these two will do to my knowledge.
Quote:Hi Tony, Quote: I use Stellarium but it doesn't do what these two will do to my knowledge. Um, this baffles me a bit. What do you want Stellarium to do that it won't do? I find Stellarium excellent for pre-observing session planning.BTW, I'm aware that there are quite a few excellent freeware programs out there and many swear by them. I've just found that Stellarium fills all my needs. YMMV.
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CPC1100 NexStar 8SE E.Ps:-1.25"..6.3mm 15mm 25mm & 40mm 2" W.A..26mm 30mm & 38mm Zooms:- Baader 8 x 24mm & AE 8 x 24mm Finders:- RACI 9x50, 8x50 & GLP Filters:- 2" Polarised, UHC & OIII + Solar Bits&Bobs:- 2" X2 Barlow, Dew Shield, Motor focuser, 0.6 Focal Reducer, 17Ah power pack. SkyShed P.O.D (Dream-Maker)
Brockport, NY: Scopes: C8, C5, SV110 ED, EON-72 ED, ST 80, ATRC6, Megrez 90 Mounts: iOptron iEQ45, NexStar SE, Orion Astroview, Vixen Mini Porta, DSV-1 Eyepieces: Baader Hyperion 36mm Aspheric, 24mm, 21mm, 13mm, 8mm, 5mm, Baader Mk III Zoom 8-24mm Other: 2x,2.5x Barlows, 0.63x FR, DewBuster, SQM Meter, Canon T3i, QHY5L-II, SkyShed POD XL5
Quote:My children use Sky Safari pro which is great on both the iPad and my iPhone. Works great on-field.
Quote:Hi CelestronDaddy:Some of the iPhone/iPad apps give a slight "nod" to planning, but most are heavy on the "planetarium" features. For example, SkySafari will let you select an object and add it to a "favorites" list, but that's about it. There's no sophisticated search capability like you'll find in Astroplanner.-Dan
Quote: it is a defence of Sky Safari.Regards. Peter.
Quote:I cannot find the AstroPlanner DSO catalog in the AstroPlanner Catalogue Manager?
Quote:Hi Peter - I went to the SkySafari website and did a little reading. I could be wrong but I didn't see a version for a Windows based PC / laptop or Nook Tablet. It looks like I could download to my android smartphone but I'd have a hard time using it on the phone without my reading glasses! sounds like it works well for you. Thanks for the info... Tony